In the wake of three Ministerial resignations, Premier Ralph Klein has shuffled his cabinet today.
This move shifts around some current Ministers, while also bringing in a couple backbenchers into the fold.
It looks like June 1th just turned into April 5th…
Here is how the new cabinet shakes out (changes are italizied):
Ralph Klein (Calgary-Elbow) – Premier, President of Executive Council, Chair of Agenda and Priorities, Vice-Chair of Treasury Board, Minister responsible for the Public Affairs Bureau.
Shirley McClellan (Drumheller-Stettler) – Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Chair of Treasury Board, Vice-Chair of Agenda and Priorities Committee.
Ron Stevens (Calgary-Glenmore) – Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Iris Evans (Sherwood Park) – Minister of Health and Wellness
Ty Lund (Rocky Mountain House) – Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation (Moved from Government Services)
Gary Mar (Calgary-Mackay) – Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations (Moved from Community Development)
Clint Dunford (Lethbridge-West) – Minister of Economic Development
Gene Zwozdesky (Edmonton-Mill Creek) – Minister of Education
Greg Melchin (Calgary-North West) – Minister of Energy
Mike Cardinal (Athabasca-Redwater) – Minister of Human Resources and Employment, and Minister Responsible for Personnel Administration Office
Guy Boutilier (Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo) – Minister of Environment
Heather Forsyth (Calgary-Fish Creek) – Minister of Children’s Services
Victor Doerksen (Red Deer-South) – Minister of Innovation and Science
David Coutts (Livingstone-Macleod) – Minister of Sustainable Resource Development
Pearl Calahasen (Lesser Slave Lake) – Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Gordon Graydon (Grande Prairie-Wapiti) – Minister of Gaming
Rob Renner (Medicine Hat) – Minister of Municipal Affairs
Luke Ouellette (Innisfail-Sylvan Lake) – Minister of Restructuring and Government Efficiency
Harvey Cenaiko (Calgary-Buffalo) – Solicitor General & Minster of Public Security
Yvonne Fritz (Calgary-Cross) – Minister of Seniors and Community Supports
Doug Horner (Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert) – Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Denis Herard (Calgary-Egmont) – Minister of Advanced Education (New to cabinet)
Denis Ducharme (Bonnyville-Cold Lake) – Minister of Community Development (New to cabinet)
George VanderBurg (Whitecourt-Ste. Anne) – Minister of Government Services (New to cabinet)
Barry McFarland (Little Bow) – Associate Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, and Minister Responsible for Capital Planning (New to cabinet & a newly created position)